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Mrs. Joy Peterson

Hello Alston Tigers!

I am Mrs. Joy Peterson, a 7th Grade Geography teacher at AMS. This is my fifth year teaching at Alson, and my first year in 7th grade. Before teaching at Alston, I taught both 6th and 7th grades at River Oaks Middle School and 7th grade at Coosa Middle School in Rome, Georgia. 

I was born in and raised in middle Georgia - out in the middle of nowhere - and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication, emphasis in Public Relations. I worked in Public Relations and Marketing for 10 years before becoming a teacher. I obtained my Master of Arts in Teaching from Berry College and then moved to the Lowcountry to begin my teaching career. 

When I'm not teaching, I spend time with my children, Addison and Connor, and my husband, Jason. I love cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs in the fall. Reading is one of my absolute favorite thing to do, along with taking naps. 

Looking forward to teaching Geography this year!